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Old 09-06-2010, 16:49   #1
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Xintex C-1 Installation

I am replacing my solenoid control system and bought a Xintex C-1. I went to install it today and immediately hit a road block. The back of the control panel has four tiny screws with clamp type connectors. As far as I can tell, there is no way to connect a wire to them properly (like with a ring connector) and no way to connect the wires i have at all. My current wires are 12 AWG. It seems like the only way to wire this thing in would be with 16 AWG or smaller wire.

Do all the Xintex products suffer from this strange defect?
Do other brands have more reasonable connections?

My only choices now seem to be either re-wire everything (panel to gas control and gas control to solenoid) with 16 AWG wire or return this and get another.

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Old 10-06-2010, 04:07   #2
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Figure 2 seems to show a terminal strip that should accept standard ring, or captive fork connectors.

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Rain Dog, You can get around this by running your wire to an independant terminal strip and then a smaller wire from that strip to the control panel.
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low amp solenoid?

Is there a energy efficient solenoid to be used for the propane? Mine is old and gets quite hot (too hot to touch) after a while. Also is quite rusty so is time to replace. Would like to use something more efficient. any suggestions?
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